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  1. Hey guys, I have a quick question about the polygon soup meshes I'm getting out of Houdini. I'm getting mesh popping when I convert it and send to C4D for render, they look like the attached IMGs. I included my set-up in there as a rough guide but I think there's something I'm really overlooking. I'm kinda new to Houdini still and would really appreciate a kick in the right direction of how to solve this in terms of the way I'm approaching 'skinning' the particles. Thanks
  2. Hi! I am a student using Houdini for my short film. I have a scene where my character disintegrates. I have a voronoi fracture with an animated and deforming mesh but when the character does larger movements, what seems to be the inside vertices come crashing through the surface outside pieces. Not sure what's happening here. Really sorry for the crappy quality images and all sorts I have to upload this all on my phone as my campus has been having internet issues. Thanks in advance. I would like to upload the hipfile but I can't include my alembic files because of the mentioned internet restriction. If it is necessary I can get the hip onto my phone to send.
  3. Hello Guys. I have a problem with meshing FLIP when flattening for ocean displacement. There's visible popping by one frame in refraction when geometry is coming out of water. Here's preview: And here's what's going on with mesh on one frame and next one: Anyone have any idea how to fix that problem? I've tried many solutions but without success. - Narrow Band is turned off - I tried subtracting collision geo from mesh but it doesn't work - Without flattening there's no problem because of the boundry, water has thickness and it's meshed together with space around collision object. If anyone have a workflow for meshing that kind of ascending, I would be very grateful for any sugestions. And if that will help, I'm sharing .hip file without cache files. flip_ocean_rnd_v004.hiplc
  4. Delete interior faces?

    how can i delete the inner intersecting geometry? Kristall.hip
  5. Hi everyone! I am having an issue with rendering my ocean using Mantra in Houdini. It appears really blocky and I cannot figure out why! This is my first time trying to use the Houdini ocean tools so sorry if my explanation isn't great but I will try and explain my scene. I have cached out my guided ocean simulation and used it to create an extended ocean so it is definitely an issue with the creation of the extended ocean. I have tried so many different settings to try and solve this issue and nothing seems to reduce it at all. So far I have tried changing these settings in the particlefluidsurface node: - lowering particle separation to 0.06 - lowering voxel scale to 0.1 - lowering the influence scale to 2 - increasing the extrude divisions I have attached a render to show the weird blockiness I mean, it can't even see where these divisions would be coming from in the mesh! Anyone have any idea what else I can try or why this is happening??
  6. Offset Mesh

    HI Does anyone know how to make an offset mesh, to create thickness?? Also, does anyone know how to make the exterior surface of my mesh like the image? I have uploaded my hip file. scene3.hipnc
  7. Hello everybody, What would be the best way to approach the effect like the reference images? I would like to have some sort of control to blend solid parts and drilled parts like in the second image.
  8. Mesh Trail Clothlike Effect

    Hey fawkes! Any Ideas on hot to achieve something like this? Been thinking about using some emission group with a POP and some trails. My doubt is how to mesh the stuff and give it the subtle cloth dynamics. Maybe a Geometry or Point Vop with a noise. How about UVs here? Any Ideas? Cheers!
  9. Direct Modeling HDA

    I'm glad to introduce my new asset for Houdini 16.0 / 16.5.
  10. Hi Guys, I want to scatter some points on a growing and deforming vdb mesh. These points shouldn't jitter on the surface and look like they are moving along with the surface. I have attached a basic file similar to my actual setup. Basically, I am going to render these particles as bubbles on top of the mesh and I want it to be quite dense. I haven't been able to figure this out and couldn't find much help online. It would be great if you guys can check it out and help with a response. Thanks vdb mesh vdbscatter_v01.hipnc
  11. Meshing Small Splashes

    Helloo, I'm working on some small splashes etc. For a project. And I'm at a point where eradicating mesh jitter is near impossible at the scale/amount of particles I'm using. The splashes are small and need a more chunky look, so I cant just up the resolution particles wise and hope that it meshes better as this completely changes the look. (The look I'm after isn't super high res realistic splashes at all as this is for a texture going into games) Ive tried meshing manually via VBD from particles instead of the default particle fluid surface - VDB from particle fluids - in combination with other vdb operations. Ive also tried point replicating so each point I have is 5 rather than one in the hope it reduces the likelihood of jitter and particles are closer together and theirs a higer count. Ive also tried upto 3 substeps in the base sim in the hope it maybe has more particles between one another. It seems almost silly when I've had the simulation as I've wanted very quickly but cannot get a small splash mesh without jitter. (Even tried motion blur to ease the effect but needs to be very strong to work and then smears the render more than getting rid of jitter) Any tips or ideas on the matter would be great (if I happen to solve it in the meantime ill post a file or at least a good description of how I got their eventually) - I have a feeling it may come down to trying every value possible in the particle fluid surface node or even animating certain parameters in their
  12. Narrow Band on Objects (not on a FLIP Tank)

    Hey guys, is there a way to use NB on standard liquid object (like a sphere)? I need to melt something and the simulation is getting very expensive, it would be awesome to use narrow band on it but I could only use it on a FLIP Tank by now Thx, Alvaro
  13. Turn fluid to soild

    How can i pour liquid into a container and then turn it into solid jell-o ? Thanks in advance.
  14. FLIP Stick on Mesh

    Hey guys, What is the best way to make FLIP reaaally stick to an object? Right now I'm using only the "Stick on Collision" option but it doesn't work as I expected. I've crancked up the normal value to make it move more drastically but It's getting unstalble. I guess this setup from Dave Stewart works better than the Stick on Collision only (i guess he's using both). It doens't stick like mud the the object but I'd like to know how it works as well, he says: "Grabbed the Pressure field values (Gas Field to Particle) and ran them through a POP VOP, also using the surface distance to reinforce the outer shell of the toy." how can I use the Gas Field to Particle? I know what it does but i have no idea on how to connect it with the object and trasnfer this velocities using a VOP POP. Well, any tips are welcome Thank's - Alvaro
  15. workflow for flip fluid sim/mesh/render

    Hey! I'm wondering what could be the best workflow for working with flip fluid, from sim to render. I mean, I have the usual setup for flip fluid with autoDopNetwork, particle_fluid and particle_interior. In my very simple workflow I made 2 steps: 1- I wrote to disk my flip sim using the "import_particle" Dop I/O node under the particle_fluid node. This way I have my sim cached out, then 2- I wrote to disk the "particlefluidsurface" mesh using the "surface_cache" node, still under particle_fluid node, then 3- I render What do you think? Any suggestion? I'm wondering if there's a way of doing all of these steps in one go so I can launch the process overnight and find my sim cached and my render done the morning after cheers!
  16. Hi, I generated a bunch of fluid particles on a wave and I used the particle fluid surface node to generate the necessary mesh to be rendered. However, on some frames, about 90% of the mesh disappears. This is pretty frustrating, Can anyone advice me on what's the underlying issue that makes the mesh flicker that way? and how to go about fixing this issue? I've attached the mov file that shows the issue I'm having right now Thanks mesh_flicker.mov
  17. Hey! I have a beach sim and I am generating a mesh from the particles using particle fluid surface. How can I take the bottom of meshed surface and move it down. In other words I would like to extend the bottom of the mesh downwards. I don't want to move the top, just the bottom. Thanks.
  18. Hello guys, i have a serious mesh flickering problem in my flip simulation. The timescale in the flip solver has been animated to slow down the simulation. Looking at the particles everything seems fine, but when it comes to meshing and the particles are moving really slow, the mesh starts to flicker and holes are forming and disappearing every frame. I've tried increasing the resolution, lowering the particle separation in the particle fluid surface node (or vdb from particle fluid, i've tried that as well), lowering the grid scale or the particle radius scale, the flickering changes but it never goes away. any help is greatly appreciated thanks in advance slowmoving_flip_flicker.hip
  19. Dynamic RBD - Houdini to Unreal

    Would anyone know how to pre-fracture geometry in houdini, bring it into unreal engine and have it be dynamic (responsive to real-time collisions)? I know unreal has a way to do it and be dynamic, but Im wanting to be able to art direct from houdini for the area where my collision will happen in the level. I have already tried pre-fracturing with voronoi and exporting as alembic and fbx but no dice. Just wanted to see if anyone had a solution to this. Any ideas?
  20. Hi guys, I'm fairly new to Houdini and even newer when it comes to modelling in Houdini so was wondering if I can get a few tips. I'm trying to create a mesh for a lightning bolt. I would like to be able to procedurally create different shapes fairly quickly, once the initial mesh has been set up. Ideally I can have some options for number of branches, random thickness, smoothing etc. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks
  21. Hi all, I am encountering some strange artifacts while rendering a flip sim with mantra. I applied a platinum preset material to the mesh, environment light with HDRI and rendering with Mantra. You can see the artifacts all around the edge of the splash in the video below. I smoothed the final mesh quite a bit on the particlefluidsurface and it helped a bit, but still getting serious artifacts. I also tried remeshing and subdividing as a post process to the mesh it but that introduced new problems where the mesh would look totally unstable. My guess is that it might be doing that because of the constantly changing topology of the mesh? Maybe these meshes were not designed to be rendered with anything but a fluid like shader? Is there anything I can do about it? Attached video and file (using mesh from OUT node in Mesh obj node). Thanks, Top Down Test_1.mp4 CrownSplash Anim.hiplc
  22. Liquid Droplets?

    Hello everyone! I've been asked to do an effect similar to this (0:06) .. I've managed to create the ripple effect! I'm just wondering what's the best way to approach the droplets.. I've messed around with some POPs, meshed them and then did an SDF union with loads of smoothing. gives me somewhat a nice result but not that liquidy look. Idk if anyone has an idea in how to approach this. Thank you!
  23. Hi everyone, I'm new to the Houdini game but have been working in the industry for a while. I'm currently making the long overdue transition onto Houdini from Softimage, so please bare with me I have a question that I'm hoping some of you can help me out with. My aim is to build the structure that I have attached to this post. My initial thoughts are: - To build the rough shape as a repeatable pattern (completed this so far and attached it!), - from this surface/volume I emit a bunch of points and link them up with a corresponding point to make a line. - Do some fancy noise/turbulence and yet still keep the overall volume / shape / flow . It's this last stage I'm having the most trouble with, I can't get a decent noise that still maintains the volume. I'm also unable to really flow the points around/within the curvature of the mesh in a way that matches the reference. I'm still really new to Houdini so I'm sure I'm missing some obvious tricks. Does anyone have any ideas? It's worth pointing out that I've been looking at the methods of generating lines via volume trails and at least from what I can see, the curl-noise doesn't seem to do it? It's a nice effect but not the right look. I imagine it would be something more a long these lines but I still need to figure out the shapematching / flow aspect of it. https://vimeo.com/190948059 Regards, Tim BuildStrandVolume.hipnc
  24. Hi! I want to attach a geometry (some voronoi fragments in this case) to a moving/deformed mesh, i.e. I want to deform my base mesh freely and the voronoi fragments follow the deformations (Position and rotation or normals directions) without stretch it. I already try it with Point Vop but, how can I send the information of N directions to each voronoi fragment? If I send it with Cd looks like this: I animated the geometry with a mix and a group generated with color. I hope that someone know how to do this. Your feedback is welcomed and thanks so much!! Constraint Obj Test 01.hipnc
  25. Hello guys, I'm working on a Bifrost liquid mesh that I imported into Houdini to render it with mantra since Maya couldnt manage my huge alembic file ( +300Gb ). There is no foam yet since it's in the process of meshing but I wanted to know what do you think about the liquid mesh shader ? I used the Ocean material from Houdini with some adjustment. Thank you guys!
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